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Albert: In Concordiam, Treestone / Schwarz, New York Chamber Symphony, Seattle Symphony

Albert / Seattle Sym / Talvi
Release Date: 03/27/2012 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8559708   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Stephen J. Albert
Performer:  Ikka TalviLucy SheltonDavid Gordon
Conductor:  Gerard Schwarz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Seattle Symphony OrchestraNew York Chamber Symphony
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 56 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Stephen Albert is counted as one of the most accomplished pioneers of ‘The New Romanticism’: a generation of composers seeking to reclaim some of the emotional expression lost through the rigors of intellectual Modernism in music. Inspired by James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake, TreeStone is a moving exploration of the tragic legend of Tristan and Iseult. In Concordiam reveals the range and complexity of Albert’s style in uniting angular dissonance with mellifluous harmonies. Albert worked closely with the Seattle Symphony on this work, revising it during his three year tenure as composer-in-residence. Stephen Albert is counted as one of the most accomplished pioneers of ‘The New Romanticism’: a generation of composers seeking to reclaim some of the emotional expression lost through the rigors of intellectual Modernism in music. Inspired by James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake, TreeStone is a moving exploration of the tragic legend of Tristan and Iseult. In Concordiam reveals the range and complexity of Albert’s style in uniting angular dissonance with mellifluous harmonies. Albert worked closely with the Seattle Symphony on this work, revising it during his three year tenure as composer-in-residence. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Concerto for Violin and Orchestra "In Concordiam" by Stephen J. Albert
Performer:  Ikka Talvi (Violin)
Conductor:  Gerard Schwarz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Seattle Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1986-1988; USA 
Date of Recording: 05/1988 
Venue:  Opera House, Seattle, Washington 
Length: 17 Minutes 4 Secs. 
2. TreeStone by Stephen J. Albert
Performer:  Lucy Shelton (Soprano), David Gordon (Tenor)
Conductor:  Gerard Schwarz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Chamber Symphony
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1983-1984; USA 
Date of Recording: 05/1989 
Venue:  RCA Studios, New York City 
Length: 38 Minutes 27 Secs. 
Language: English 

Sound Samples

In Concordiam
TreeStone: Part I: I am Leafy Speafing
TreeStone: Part I: A Grand Funferall
TreeStone: Part I: Sea Birds
TreeStone: Part II: Tristopher Tristan
TreeStone: Part II: Fallen Griefs
TreeStone: Part II: Anna Livia Plurabelle

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